SEA FREIGHT TO TUVALU
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“Shipping cars, trucks, machinery and building materials to Tuvalu”
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“Over 20 years experience shipping to Tuvalu and surrounding Atolls”
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Welcome to CargoMaster, are you thinking of Shipping to Tuvalu. Our high performance team of Tuvalu Sea Freight service specialists offer many years’ experience shipping containers to Kiribati and surrounding islands. CargoMaster is one of Australia’s most trusted shipping companies from Australia to Tuvalu.
Tuvalu, previously known as Ellice Islands is an island nation in the Polynesian region of Oceania in the Pacific Ocean. The country lies west of the international date line and midway between Australia and Hawaii, about 1000km’s north of Fiji. The nation of Tuvalu consists of three islands and six atolls, lying west of the international date line.
Tuvalu nation covers a small area of only 26square kilometres (one of the world’s smallest island nations). The population of Tuvalu is approx. 10,000 people.
The original inhabitants of Tuvalu were Polynesian. Scholars believer Polynesians came from Samoa and Tonga to the Tuvalu atolls.
Tuvalu is essentially bereft of natural resources, with the exception of those provided by the sea. A major component of Tuvalu economy is income generated by licensing international fishing vessels to operate within the nation’s EEZ. Pacific island nations/territories most closely neighbouring Tuvalu are Wallis and Futuna, Samoa and Fiji to the south, and Tarawa, Kiribati in the Gilbert Islands to the north.
Funafuti is Tuvalu’s capital city and has a population of approx. 6,000. Funafuti is also Tuvalu’s main port , albeit small. Ships visiting from overseas call on the capital. The port is also the base of operations for the inter-island passenger and cargo service operated by the Tuvalu government.
Tuvalu became fully independent as a sovereign state within the Commonwealth. On 5 September 2000, Tuvalu became the 189th member of the United Nations.
SHIPPING TO TUVALU
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SHIPPING TIMES FROM AUSTRALIA TO TUVALU
- Sydney to Funafuti: 8-12 Days
- Melbourne to Funafuti: 14-20 Days
- Brisbane to Funafuti: 12-23 Days
- Fremantle (Perth) to Funafuti: 18-32 Days
- Adelaide to Funafuti: 14-25 Days
- Hobart/Launceston to Funafuti: 16-22 Days
- Townsville to Funafuti: 14-22 Days
- Darwin to Funafuti: 34 Days
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SHIPPING TO TUVALU
Prohibited And Restricted Items:
Remember, you are moving to one of the cleanest, greenest, Island Countries in the world, Tuvalu’s people are very much InTouch with the environment and protecting their country from unwanted pests and diseases. Border control is very strict and heavy fines (even imprisonment penalties) apply for non compliance, your goods could even be sent back to the origin port .Certain items are restricted or prohibited and cannot be imported into Tuvalu
Please be aware the below items are NOT PERMITTED into Tuvalu:
- objectionable material contained on items like videotapes, films, records, CD-ROMs and in publications
- weapons like flick knives, butterfly knives, swordsticks, knuckle-dusters
- any weapon which is disguised as something else
- equipment for using cannabis or methamphetamine
- anything which you’re planning to use in a crime.
For the commodities below you should check to see if you will NEED A PERMIT:
- ivory in any form, including jewelry, and carvings
- tortoise or sea turtle shell jewelry, and ornaments
- meat or food derived from whales, dolphins, rare crane, and pheasants, or sea turtles
- medicines containing musk, or rhinoceros or tiger derivatives such as ground horn or bone
- carvings or other things made from whalebone or bone from other marine mammals
- cat skins
- trophies of sea turtles, all big cats, rare reptiles, cranes, pheasants, bears, antelope, and deer
- live species, including pet eagles, hawks, owls and parrots, many cacti, orchids, cycads, and cyclamens
- carnivorous plants.
You may not be able to bring some medicines into Tuvalu, especially controlled drugs. This includes medicines containing pseudoephedrine. Remember heavy fines and possibility of imprisonment for non compliance
Prescription medication in most cases is acceptable, if you can present a valid doctors prescription .
If you’re returning to Tuvalu or are immigrant after 21 months or more overseas, you may be entitled to concessions on vehicles and boats, motor cycles that either accompany you or are transported separately.
Bringing Motor Vehicles And Boats Into Tuvalu:
You may be able to claim “household items” concession if:
- you’re relocating , or moving back to the motherland after 21 months or more away, and
- you have been using the items for their intended purpose.
You can also claim concessions on:
- private vehicles, including:
- camper vans
- boats and
You can import no more than one vehicle, boat duty-free, if you meet the Concessionary Requirements.
As a condition of the concession you will be required to sign an Undertaking that you will not sell or dispose of the vehicle, boat or plane within two years.
If you sell your vehicle, boat or plane within two years of bringing it into duty-free, you must pay Customs duty on a pro rata basis.
You will need to qualify for a concession, which means you will need to meet the requirement to have “personally owned” the vehicle for at least 12 months prior to your departure from Australia u will have to meet a requirement to have personally owned and used the vehicle, boat or plane for at least 1 year before your departure , or surrendering the vehicle for shipping.
The phrase personally owned means includes vehicles and boats leased by the importer, and vehicles, boats purchased under a hire purchase contract or agreement, provided that in both instances the terms of the lease or the hire purchase agreement/ contract have been meet with in full by the importer prior to their importation.
Vehicles, boats owned and registered by a company cannot be entered under the concession as the requirement to have personally owned the vehicle, boat or plane cannot be met, as a company is a separate entity.
Documentation will be evidence will need to be produced to support your claim of meeting this requirement. These documents may include:
- receipts showing purchase and delivery dates
- registration and insurance papers
- evidence when the vehicle, boat or plane was surrendered for shipping .
“What if I don’t qualify for concessions”
You will have to pay Duty.
MORE ABOUT CONCESSIONS AND EXEMPTIONS
SHIPPING CONTAINER DIMENSIONS
20 ft Standard Dry (8’6″ x 8′ x 20′)
Max Gross Weight: 66,139lbs
Length: 19′ 5″
Width: 7′ 8-⅛”
Height: 7′ 9-⅝”
Width: 7’ 8-½”
Height: 7’ 5-¾”
40 ft Standard Dry (8’6″ x 8′ x 40′)
Max Gross Weight: 66,139lbs
Length: 39′ ⅜”
Width: 7′ 8-⅛”
Height: 7′ 9-⅝”
Width: 7’ 8-½”
Height: 7’ 5-¾”
40 ft High Cube (9’6″ x 8′ x 40′)
Weight: 8750 lbs
Max Gross Weight: 68,008lb
Length: 39′ 4”
Width: 7′ 7”
Height: 8′ 9″
Width: 7’ 8″‘
Height: 8’ 5”
OUT OF GUAGE AND PROJECT SHIPPING
CargoMaster offers weekly services for break bulk shipping and shipping large items overseas. These types of services vary greatly between shipment , this area of international shipping should be left to only a few true Australian heavy shipping specialists with many years’ experience (like CargoMaster with 35 years transportation experience) Once again, you need to be very careful when choosing a international freight forwarders to handle the shipping of heavy items overseas this is a specialised transportation mode .choosing the wrong freight forwarder could be devastating and cost you heaps of money (there are plenty of stories of freight forwarders failing when it comes to shipping heavy machinery overseas.! The bottom line is Call CargoMaster if you need to ship heavy equipment from Sydney!
Dimensions of 20ft flat rack container
|Internal length||5.94 m / 19.5 ft|
|Internal width||2.35 m / 7.7 ft|
|Internal height||2.35 m / 7.7 ft|
|Tare weight||2,360 kg / 5,203.8 lbs|
|Payload capacity||30,140 kg / 66,458.7 lbs|
|Cubic capacity||32.7 m³ / 1,154.3 cu ft|
Dimensions of 40ft flat rack container
|Internal length||12.13 m / 39.8 ft|
|Internal width||2.40 m / 7.9 ft|
|Internal height||2.14 m / 7 ft|
|Tare weight||5,000 kg / 11,025 lbs|
|Payload capacity||40,000 kg / 88,200 lbs|
|Cubic capacity||62.2 m³ / 2,195.7 cu ft|
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